The question isn’t should you? or how? it’s “Will you? ” I love my vacation and make certain to get at least 2 weeks in every year. I try not to work, …but I really enjoy my work so I’m always brainstorming new ideas for classes and workshops. It’s great to love your work and luckily mine is Pilates. So usually the first few days -I just stretch and stretch and stretch. We’re very active as a family and can log about 5-10 miles a day just strolling around and exploring our surroundings. Stretching at the end of a busy day is not only a lovely treat it’s a necessity!
About day three -if I haven’t done my Pilates exercise that’s when my body starts rebelling a little. Years ago after many years of dance training and high-impact aerobics had taken their toll- I had low back and neck issues and when I go for long periods without doing Pilates exercises it all comes back.
So I will do my Pilates on vacation! I generally do the basics- original order Mat is great, but even just a quick AB5 ,Roll-up, Swimming and push-ups- keeps my core in tune. I also enjoy the famous towel exercises taught by Ron Fletcher. A towel is an amazing prop for strengthening and stretching. So I will do my exercises! It is a MUST DO, and also a delightful way to keep one moving with “spontaneous zest and pleasure” as Joe would say, throughout one’s vacation.
Will you do your Pilates on vacation?